I eventually shut off the email notification. But not until I had hundreds of Hubbers I was following. Until then, I read them all—maybe fifty Hubs a day.
Now, I set aside one day a week to read Hubs. An entire day. I can read maybe 100 of them in 12 hours. I go to My Account, Hubbers you are Following, and I go down the list to see who has anything new in the past week. Of those I look at the titles and read all of them I am interesting in. Of course, those who have left comments for me in the previous week spur me on to give them the benefit of the doubt if their title is at least mildly interesting.